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  • Meet Tara

    I met my husband while a student at the University of Georgia. We have been married 26 years and have three amazing children, two sons (22 and 20) and a daughter (16).

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Masters in Professional Counseling.

    I have always loved stories. I wholeheartedly believe that reflecting on the story of your life is a catalyst for healing. It heals you from the inside out. My passion is to provide a safe space for clients to explore how their relationships and life experiences, both past and present, are influencing who they are and how they want to live life with meaning and purpose. Personal growth and emotional healing occur in the context of relationships through connection. I desire to collaborate with clients to achieve their goals of becoming who they want to be and living the lives they long to live. It is the greatest honor to be invited into another’s story. Thank you for considering allowing me to enter into yours.

    Activities I enjoy include working out, taking long walks with my husband, spending time with our children, reading, traveling, and relishing time around a table with good friends!


    “You have a story and that story matters. The best way to experience signifacant shifts in your heart is by engaging your story.” -Adam Young

    My Approach

    When we are afraid, anxious, and triggered, our bodies can become dysregulated. Together we collaborate to re-connect the brain, calm the body, and improve your ability to release and regulate emotions.

    My approach to therapy is Family Systems and Structural Family Therapy, with the understanding that we learn what to do with our emotions and needs in our early experiences within our family of origin. I love integrating Family Systems and Attachment theories because we all develop ways of coping that help us in our attachments to caregivers, and we carry those early attachment styles and coping strategies into all other relationships. Within the context of our families, generational family dynamics and influences shape each person’s story and how they are in relationship with themselves and others. I offer trauma-informed care and utilize Internal Family Systems within the context of Family systems to help clients understand their external and internal family system.

    My best days are hearing clients tell me that they are more prepared to cope with issues outside of the counseling room, to better manage their emotions, and are better able to speak truth to themselves. I love seeing lives transformed from the inside out!

    My Education

    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC011889)
    • Master of Arts in Counseling, Liberty University
    • Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development, University of Georgia

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